Thousands of gallons of gas leaks into creek after semi rollover in White House


WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. -- Thousands of gallons of gas spilled into a White House creek yesterday prompting officials in Robertson County today to warn residents to take precautions.

A semi overturned on I-65 North at TN 76 (MM 108) in White House on Saturday spilling about 7,400 gallons of gas into a creek, according to the Robertson County Emergency Management Agency.

The city water has been tested by the White House Water District and is not affected, says the Robertson County EMA. But anyone with livestock that drink from the creek or pond are urged to keep them away from it.

The EMA is asking residents who smell fumes around their homes to turn off the heating and air unit. They also say anyone experiencing medical issues due to fumes to seek medical attention or call 911.

Hazmat companies are still on the scene in the area to remediate the soil and water.

Anyone with questions can contact the Robertson County EMA at 615-533-2462, or 615-806-4584.

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